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Lesson of the Day

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Insight is gained when surrounded by the people who influence the most. Mentors, friends who went through university with me, and family. My family includes my uni friends; either continuing school or stepping into the real world or both. I travelled to central Canada and saw them this weekend and the discussions had on planes, trains and automobiles presented these conclusions in my head.

1. The world we live in is a beautiful one.

2. You have gifts to make it more beautiful.

3. We cannot change the world however we can create change in our world.

4. Love. Pure and simple. It is not complicated. If it is, it’s not right.

5. Forgiveness. Like love, unconditional; but hard.

6. Your friends will always be there. Even if they seem far away. If they love you, it doesn’t matter how much time or distance there is between you.

7. Foster the relationships that are important. Forget the ones that aren’t.

8. Anything and anyone can inspire your creativity.

9. You can inspire anyone’s creativity you just may not know you have at the time.

10. The simplest words mean the most. So say them.

11. There is always a better choice in hindsight.

12. A life of regret is a life looking backwards not forwards.

13. Age is a perception of time.

14. Age does not dictate greatness or when or if. Actions do.

So lessons acknowledged… But are they learnt? Hmmmm…. That’s the real question.

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Life is Good

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We tend to think that the world is out to get us. Things go wrong and we blame the universe. We tend to think, it’s not our fault.. That we put as much effort into it as possible and that “they just didn’t get us.”

But what, if for once, we realized that life is in our hands and is our responsibility….

We didn’t blame others for our faults. We didn’t accuse anyone for holding us back. We just lived. And then when things go wrong, we recognized that yes, it would’ve been nice…. But also asked ourselves: Did I work as hard as I possibly could in the circumstances? Was it a realistic expectation? Are my skills what they’re looking for?

If the answer is no to any of those questions, don’t blame the world. Look in the mirror instead. I hate being around people who seem to think they are entitled and tend to think that hard work isn’t behind our successes. Take a look around people….. Everything is in your hands.

If the answer was yes to all those questions, don’t blame the world. Look in the mirror and tell yourself life is good. It didn’t work out this time, but something will come. Something you weren’t expecting, and it will be better then what you were doing before. Even in our low times… Life is good.